Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program - Innovative
FIA Project 6569001

    Kennedy Watershed restoration project: Staghorn, Kootowis, Sandhill, Twin Rivers and Lost Shoe Creeks, 2006 summer completion report
Project lead: International Forest Products Ltd.
Contributing Authors: Currie, Jessica; Warttig, Warren; Clough, David R.
Imprint: Ucluelet, B.C. : Central Westcoast Forest Society, 2006
Subject: Forest Investment Account (FIA), Riparian Areas, British Columbia, Management, Fish habitat improvement
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program - Innovative
Kennedy Flats is located in Clayoquot Sound, on the west coast of Vancouver Island, in British Columbia, Canada. Much of the Kennedy Flats area was logged between 1950 and 1980. Logging and salvage practices of the time were not designed to protect streams or fisheries resources and as a result many of the streams in the area have reduced fish access, poor water quality and altered hydrological function. The Kennedy Flats Watershed Restoration Project (KWRP) was initiated in 1994 under the federal Canadian Salmon Enhancement and Restoration Fund (CSERF) and continued in 1995 under the provincial Forest Renewal BC (FRBC) Watershed Restoration Program (WRP). Since that time, local restoration crews managed through the Central Westcoast Forest Society have been working to restore the hydrological, biological, riparian, and ecological functions of the Kennedy Flats Watersheds. Methods used have included removal of non-embedded small woody debris (SWD), anchoring of large woody debris (LWD) into functional structures, spawning gravel placement, riparian restoration, landslide restoration and road deactivation. Tofino and Thornton Creek Salmon Enhancement Societies have also been working to augment salmon populations through their hatchery programs and spawning gravel placement projects.
by Jessica Currie, Warren Warttig, David Clough.


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